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November 27, 2022

‘Catz dominate in PCAL Mission dual meet spectacle | High school track and field 

The Watsonville High track and field program hosted a heap of dual meets for seven teams within the Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division on Wednesday evening.

The Wildcatz boys’ team was victorious in nine events with wins against Monterey High (86-38), Monte Vista Christian (81-33) and Marina High (80-39). 

Wildcatz junior Adan Rivas won the 100-meter in 11.35 seconds and the 200 (23.57), and sophomore teammate Ruben Mora won the 400 (55.07) and 300 hurdles (46.54).

Other Wildcatz winners include seniors Jung Soo Kim-Ebio in the 110 hurdles (18.85), Emanuel Renteria-Garcia in the 3,200 (11:09.11) and Sebastian Abonce in the high jump with a jump of 5 feet, 8 inches.

Senior Louie Brambila, Rivas, junior Dominic Coria and Mora teamed up to win the 4×100 relay in 46.07 seconds. Abonce, Coria, Rivas and Mora won the 4×400 relay in 3:42.36.

MVC earned wins over Pajaro Valley High (55-41) and Ceiba Collegiate Prep (57-16). James Ponzio won the 800 in 2:05.63 for the Mustangs.

MVC senior Clayton King won the shot put (42’-0”) and discus (119’-5″). He is now ranked No. 10 in the discus in the Central Coast Section. 

St. Francis High junior Christian Magana won the long jump (20’-2”) and classmate Diego Ramirez won the triple jump (37’-10”).

Ceiba senior Giovanny Melgoza won the pole vault (11’-6”).

O’Condon Invitational: St. Francis senior Garrett Lee won the long jump at the O’Condon Invitational at North Monterey County on April 8. 

Lee set a new school record with a jump of 20-feet, 3-inches. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic League Cypress Division and No. 5 within the league. 

Girls track and field

PCAL Mission Division: Watsonville junior Dahlia Barranco won the 800 (2:30.14) and 1,600 (5:35.78) in PCAL Mission Division dual meet action on Wednesday evening. 

The host Wildcatz beat Monterey (96-27), MVC (104-15), and Marina (112-4). Pajaro Valley beat MVC (43-25) and Marina (45-10).

Watsonville senior Mayra Peralta-Celedon won the 100 in 13.35 seconds, freshman Katelynn Ruiz won the 3,200 (11:51.17) and senior Jasmine Navarro won the 100 hurdles (18.03). 

Other Wildcatz winners include: senior Lisandra Nambo-Belmonte (discus; 93’-6”), sophomore Evangelina Gaona (high jump; 4’-6”) and freshman Jayleen Arredondo (pole vault; 6’-6”). 

Watsonvillle seniors Dominique Cervantes-Samudio and Peralta-Celedon, junior Edith Rodriguez and Navarro won the 4×100 relay in 53.10.

 MVC junior Caelan Gilliam won the 200 (27.63), 400 (1:03.72) and 300 hurdles (50.58).

St. Francis junior Claire Burke, senior Jocelyn Madrigal, freshman Yasmin Salas and sophomore Monserrat Ramirez won the 4×400 relay in 4:50.49.

Pajaro Valley junior Alexa Flores won the shot put (28’-8”).

Evie Marheineke finishes undefeated in WCAL: Mitty High freshman Evie Marheineke, a Santa Cruz resident, won both the 1,600 (5:20) and 3200 (11:38) against Presentation High in the teams’ final West Catholic Athletic League dual meet of the season.

With the win, Marheineke finished undefeated (3-0) in league dual meets. She recorded the fastest times in both events leading into the WCAL Championships at Saint Francis High in Mountain View on May 6. 

Marheineke placed 13th in the 3,200 in 10:54.35 at the Arcadia Invitational on April 8.

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